A : The Old Codger (with R. Stevie Moore) - Hotcakes and Sausage
background vocals by Krys O, Irwin Chusid and RSM / SFX by Barbara Economon
from the suppressed album, "Hotcakes and Hot Mamas!!" (2004)
"Hotcakes and Sausage" by Marge Love and Ludy Love.
As originally recorded by Ernie Kovacs with the Tony DeSimone Trio in 1954 on DECCA single 29183.
B : R. Stevie Moore (with Irwin Chusid, drums) - So Be It Soviet/The Undertow
from the album, "FNI" (1981)
Codger portrait by Drew Friedman
Vinyl Art by The Apartment
Recommended playing speed:
78 revolutions per minute for side A
45 revolutions per minute for side B
November 17, 2009 Subject:
The Old Codger
aka Courtney T. Edison is a fictional character who "hosts" shows on WFMU in Chicago where he "plays 78 RPM records like they're going out of style". The character is copyrighted as is the content that has been placed here. You can listen to the "Old Codger's" broadcasts via http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/OC
My appreciations to Mr. Fodder for this Swingin' Singles series. This particular recording was well worth releasing. Being a fan of old shellac records, this interpretation of an oldie brought great amusement to me.